Can I Really Bet on This Year's Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Jordan Bach
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Yes you can actually bet on this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee contest online or via your mobile phone courtesy of our friends at BetOnline.


Jeopardizing, Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, and Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, which means the fear of long words.  Don't worry about trying to spell any of these.  But you can bet the Over/Under length of winning word.

While the United States is celebrating Memorial Day today, 231 kiddos are busy studying words that most of us have never heard.

This year's Spelling Bee contest gets underway Tuesday May 30, 2023 (ending Thursday June 1), and there are tons of way to wager on the contest featuring some of the brightest young minds in the world. Just remember, you must be 18 yours or older.  It is not necessary to provide a social security number and crypto, including Bitcoin, is accepted.

BetOnline has nearly a dozen ways to bet on the Bee, and they range from braces to glasses to syllables. You can find them all below.


Length of winning word

Over/Under 10.5


Syllables in winning word

Over/Under 1.5


Will the champion be a male or female?                      

Male                -125

Female             -115


Will the champion be wearing braces?             

No                    -220

Yes                   +155


Will there be co-champions                 

Yes                   -125

No                    -115


Will the champion be wearing glasses?            

Yes                   -150

No                    +105


Contestant from which region will advance the farthest?                     

Texas                +180

California          +225

Kansas              +500

Non-US             +700

New Jersey       +850

Indiana             +1000

Colorado          +1200

Pennsylvania     +1200


Age of champion                     

14                    -120

12                    +500

13                    +500

11                    +700

10                    +1200


What letter will winning word start with?        

A-H                  +175

I-Q                   +175

R-Z                   +180


Will the winning word be...                  

Singular                        -220

Plural               +155


Will a spell-off be needed to determine champion?                  

Yes                   -150

No                    +110

- Jordan Bach,

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